“Berlin and its name” (9 December 1914)

In this article, the Berliner Journal was responding to the suggestion by a reader of another newspaper that would unite the cities of Berlin and Waterloo in order to change its name. One editor of the Journal strongly refuted the proposal, saying that there would be no advantage for Berlin and that Canadians should not take Russia as a model for name changing. Since even the English newspapers emphasized that Canada was not fighting against the German nation, but against German militarism, the editors at the Berliner Journal felt that the name of their city should not make a difference to Canadians.

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(„Berlin und sein Name“, Berliner Journal, 2 December 1914)